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Employer Name: SpiderID: 13196690
Location: San Francisco, California Date Posted: 1/24/2023
Wage: Negotiable Category: Insurance
Job Code: 1700262-2191

Job Description:
Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California's Mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield is focused on improving health care delivery by working closely with providers and making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric. Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 4 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and since 2005 we have contributed more than $325 million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence. We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution.

We're hiring smart thinkers and doers who want to work for a leader and innovator in the challenging, ever-changing healthcare space. Come and help us make health care better for everyone.



The Enterprise Architect is a strategic individual contributor role reporting to the Director of Enterprise Architecture. This individual will be a senior member of the Enterprise Architecture organization responsible for developing business architecture strategy across the company. The role will drive the creation and maintenance of enterprise business capability architecture blueprints and integrated roadmaps that guide our strategic investments and enterprise initiatives.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

  • This is the advanced IT architect level who designs enterprise-wide systems and applications for major projects.

  • Uses specialized IT knowledge to resolve complex application problems related to architectures for a major complex project.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Develops the target state architecture for complex projects, which defines the end-to-end technology solution for any given strategic or complex project within BSC and is utilized as source of truth for planning and execution across business and technical domains.

  • Drives relevant technology solution activities such as impact assessments, solution definition, release scoping and design walk through.

  • Develops long-term technology policies, blueprints, standards, patterns and guidelines that direct the selection, development and implementation and use of Information Technology with the enterprise.

  • Confirms and supports technology release planning for enterprise wide releases

  • Participates in project life cycle phases such as requirements, design reviews, release synch points and deployment for complex projects

  • Serves as a consultant to Directors and above providing communications/report and definition of technology solutions.

  • Serves as escalation point for technology Solution Design issue resolution

  • Provides expertise to support scope change management

  • Guides and manages solution analysis activities

  • Works with other architects, developers and vendors to create and oversee compliance with architectural industry standards

  • Works with product managers, project managers, and development staff to identify technology architecture tasks and requirements

  • Creates frameworks and models for components of integrated design solutions

  • Ability to tailor communications to the executive level as well as to developers

Problem Solving/Decision Making:

  • Broad technology expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways

  • Makes decision on design solutions that will impact the company's future operational effectiveness.

  • Applies professional concepts in resolving broad technology design matters and enterprise wide critical issues

  • Works on problems that require complex analysis



  • 8+ years of relevant business and IT experience, MS or MBA preferred

  • 5+ years of experience implementing business applications and technology solutions

  • 3+ years defining high level design for one or more business domains

  • 2+ years of designing and implementing Cloud technology solutions

  • Demonstrated proficiency in understanding enterprise architecture life cycle methodologies

  • Interpersonal and leadership skills that demonstrate collaboration, facilitation, negotiation, conflict management and influence

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Blue Shield of California Company Type:
Company: Blue Shield of California

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